Home : Complete Site List : Search : What's New? : Permission to Use : Contact Us

Drunkenness and India

< Prev | 14 of 20 | Next >
Drunkenness and India
Click Photo for Larger Version
Please read before you download

Images and/or text from holylandphotos.org are NOT TO BE USED ON OTHER WEB SITES, NOR COMMERCIALLY, without special permission. To request permission contact us at HolyLandPhotos@comcast.net.

Photo Comments

View of two of the frames of the third-century mosaic found in the triclinium of the elite house at Sepphoris.

The broken frame on the left is a "Procession" showing Dionysus in his chariot celebrating his conquest of India.

The frame on the right is labeled Drunkenness" where a male and female attempt to aid an inebriated Herakles, whose famous club is seen to the left.


Convenient and helpful information on this mosaic can be found in:  Murphy-O'Connor, Jerome. The Holy Land: An Oxford Archaeological Guide From Earliest Times to 1700. Revised and expanded Fifth ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 472-73.